Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 795,300
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.16 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1869 50C MS obverse 1869 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Throughout the various Seated Liberty series, from half dimes to silver dollars, there are a number of outright rarities, and many other condition rarities. The 1869 Seated half dollar falls in the latter category, with a mintage of just 795,300 coins.

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Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1869 50C MS
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Base $ 37.00 55.00 65.00 90.00 190 300 335 430 510 615 725 1075 1700 3700 7500 56500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 140
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/12/2000 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20073, 20073/Lot# 3151 $350.00
6/5/2002 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292, 292/Lot# 7247 $1,322.50
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 238 $661.00
4/28/2010 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 914 $1,322.50
9/21/2011 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3142, 3142/Lot# 1292 $1,035.00
6/29/2014 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 175962 $90.00
8/8/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21322 $99.88
12/7/2014 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 219 $110.00


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